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A risk of thunderstorms prevented Dutch F-35s from escorting US B-52 bombers during a mission in August

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighters in formation with a B-52H as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission titled Allied Sky, August 28, 2020. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Burt Traynor The Dutch air force said its F-35s would take part in a one-day exercise with US bombers last month, but the risk of a thunderstorm forced it to cancel the participation. The risk is related to an issue with the F-35's fuel system, a design fault that could cause the jet to explode if struck by lightning, t...
Tags: Europe, Greece, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Nato, Italy, Portugal, Marine Corps, Poland, Belgium, Wisconsin


The best waffle makers

Whether you prefer fat and fluffy Belgian waffles or thin and crispy traditional American-style ones, there are dozens of different waffle makers in every shape and size. The best waffle maker for families big or small is the Chef's Choice WafflePro because it makes four perfect golden waffles every time.As a child, I was obsessed with Eggo waffles, not unlike the character Eleven from the show, "Stranger Things." As soon as one of the rounded treats popped out of the toaster, I would slather it...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Cook, Trends, Features, Breakfast, Buying Guide, Belgium, Starbucks, Waffle Maker, Don, Liege, Waffle Iron, Black Decker, Waffle, Krups


First dictionary preserves rare Indigenous Australian language

Two sisters who were last active speakers of Umpithamu helped compile the bookA Belgian professor has completed the first dictionary of the Indigenous Australian language of Umpithamu after 17 years of research – but not before its last two active speakers passed away.Jean-Christophe Verstraete, a professor of linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, worked closely with two sisters on a 500-page book and an audio app on which their voices were recorded for posterity. Continue reading.....
Tags: World news, Australia news, Language, Belgium, Indigenous Australians, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Umpithamu, Jean Christophe Verstraete


Dying Indigenous Australian language gets its first dictionary

Two sisters who were last active speakers of Umpithamu helped compile the bookA Belgian professor has completed the first dictionary of the Indigenous Australian language of Umpithamu after 17 years of research – but not before its last two active speakers passed away.Jean-Christophe Verstraete, a professor of linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, worked closely with two sisters on a 500-page book and an audio app on which their voices were recorded for posterity. Continue reading.....
Tags: World news, Australia news, Language, Belgium, Indigenous Australians, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Umpithamu, Jean Christophe Verstraete


'Auntie not here to see it': first dictionary of Indigenous Australian language published

Sisters helped compile Umpithamu lexicon, but knew they would likely die before its completionThe first dictionary of the dying Indigenous Australian language of Umpithamu has been completed by a Belgian professor after 17 years of research – but not before its last two active speakers passed away.Jean-Christophe Verstraete, a professor of linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, worked closely with sisters Florrie Bassani and Joan Liddy on a 500-page book and an audio app on which the...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Language, Belgium, Indigenous Australians, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Umpithamu, Jean Christophe Verstraete, Florrie Bassani, Joan Liddy


Rookie Wolff seeks rare feat at Winged Foot; McIlroy lurking

Matthew Wolff celebrates after finishing with a five-under par 65 during the third round at the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course) in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Chris Keane/USGA) A 21-year-old first-time competitor winning the first U.S. Open contested in September since 1913, which was also the last time a play...
Tags: Sweden, Boston, Sport, United States, South Africa, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, New Zealand, Belgium, Ncaa, Shane Lowry, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth


Did Russian Spies Use Diplomatic Cover to Run a Global Cocaine-Smuggling Operation?

> This is a joint investigation by The Daily Beast and the Dossier Center.Six men await trial in Moscow and Buenos Aires, charged with operating one of the craziest, most ambitious narco-trafficking rings in history. Russia’s embassy in Argentina was the storage depot and Russian government transport was intended to move a cartel-sized consignment of virtually uncut cocaine from South America to Moscow. It was a transnational crime that astounded and confused the world, not least because authori...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Youtube, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Office, European Union, Ukraine, Fbi, United States, Italy, Netherlands


Relaxed McIlroy off to a flyer at Winged Foot

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round at the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course) in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Robert Beck/USGA) Rory McIlroy fired his lowest opening round in a Major for six years and walked away almost disappointed not to stamp even harder on a vulnerable Winged ...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Belgium, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Adam Scott, Majors, Thomas, Reed


Plautdietsch.

Another from the e-mail archives, Plautdietsch: Welcome to this Plautdietsch Web Site. This site is intended to help preserve and promote the use of Plautdietsch as a spoken language. Most text in this web page will be in English but the audio/video resources available through this web site are primarily in the Plautdietsch language. It is hoped that people will be able to use these audio resources to listen to, and enjoy the sound of this ancient language being spoken. There is much confusion b...
Tags: Germany, Uncategorized, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, Linguistics, Switzerland, Belgium, Argentina, Holland, Low, Prussia, Deitsch, Vistula, Low Countries, Dietsch


Hizbollah 'smuggling ammonium nitrate to Europe for attacks' says US counterterrorism official

Hizbollah has smuggled caches of ammonium nitrate to Europe to use in attacks, a top US counterterrorism official has said. The Iran-backed Lebanese Shia group had moved ammonium nitrate through Belgium to France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland, Ambassador Nathan Sales, Coordinator for Counterterrorism within the US Department of State, told reporters in a briefing on Thursday. Ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound often used for explosives which is also sold commercially for use as a fer...
Tags: Europe, News, US, Sales, Iran, Switzerland, Belgium, Beirut, Hezbollah, Mediterranean, US Department of State, Hizbollah, France Greece Italy Spain


A modicum of release: Lumumba’s remains return home at last

Sixty years after the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the DRC’s first prime minister, his remains will be returned from Belgium The post A modicum of release: Lumumba’s remains return home at last appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Friday, Assassination, Drc, Lumumba, Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu Sese Seko, Burial Customs, Gérard Soete, Juliana Lumumba, Ludo de Witte, Lumumba’s tooth


Europa League: Standard Liege 2-0 Bala Town

Bala Town's Europa League adventure is over after they lost in Belgium in the second qualifying round.
Tags: News, Belgium, Europa League, Standard Liege, Bala Town


75 years ago, the Allies launched an ambitious but ill-fated plan to end WWII — here are 6 things you didn't know about Operation Market Garden

Wikimedia Commons By late summer 1944, the Allied advance across France had sent the Germans reeling back toward their own borders. On September 17, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden, an ambitious plan to parachute into the Netherlands to cut off Nazi forces, enter Germany, and end the war by Christmas. But by September 25, the attack had been defeated, and thousands of British and Polish paratroopers were surrounded and captured or forced to retreat. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Garden, Europe, France, Germany, Nazis, US, Trends, Netherlands, World War Ii, Belgium, Holland, North, Nazi, Hitler, Montgomery, Rhine


U.S. Open at Winged Foot: Thursday and Friday Tee Times and Tournament Notes

By USGA MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2020 U.S. Open Championship, Thursday (Sept. 17) and Friday (Sept. 18), at 7,477-yard, par-70 Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course), in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The U.S. Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 144 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on Sept. 17 and 18, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the...
Tags: Japan, England, Sweden, Australia, France, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Sport, Thailand, Austria, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Ian Poulter, Graeme Mcdowell


Belgium Diners Can Once Again Enjoy Meals 164 Feet Above Ground

Dinner in the Sky straps guests into seats at a table suspended from a crane.
Tags: News, Belgium


Supporting a greener future in Europe

This week, Google announced that we’ve eliminated our entire carbon legacy since the company was founded, as well as our most ambitious sustainability goal yet—we aim to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centres and campuses worldwide by 2030. That means that every email you send through Gmail, every question you ask Google Search and every YouTube video you watch is already carbon neutral. In the future, our services will be supplied only by carbon-free energy every hour of eve...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Sustainability, Nico Rosberg, Paris, European Commission, Belgium, Finland, Birmingham, GreenTech, Sundar Pichai, Northern Spain, Matt Brittin, Carrefour


Belgium: Getting Personal: The New DIFC Data Protection Law And What It Means For You - lus Laboris

The Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC') has enacted a new data protection law which will more closely align the jurisdiction with the approach to personal data protection presently taken in Europe.
Tags: News, Belgium, Dubai International Financial Centre ` DIFC


A sinewy entity tries to reach the shore in beautifully-animated "He & Sea"

Kris Genijn and Pieter Vanluffelen describe their award-winning film as "a poetic creational epic about perseverance and passion, crafted with the same traits." They also spoke with Belgium's Cinevox about Ultrapictura, which developed software specifically for this movie. The director was originally going to do the whole thing by hand, which sounds exceedingly laborious. Image: Vimeo / iZeMo
Tags: Video, News, Sea, Animation, Belgium, Short Film, Kris Genijn, Pieter Vanluffelen, Cinevox


Sweden spared European surge as coronavirus infections stay low

Chief epidemiologist puts low number of cases down to light-touch ‘sustainable’ approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many European countries are seeing new cases surge to levels not seen since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweden – whose light-touch approach has made it an international outlier – has one of the continent’s lowest infection rates.According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Scandinavian country’s 14-day ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak, Czech Republic 77


Daughter of Hotel Rwanda dissident criticises Belgium's response to arrest

Paul Rusesabagina ‘visited once’ by Belgian official since alleged kidnap in DubaiThe alleged rendition and detention of a Rwandan human rights activist has prompted only a tepid political response from his adopted home of Belgium, according to the activist’s daughter, who said it called into question the value of European citizenship for political prisoners.Paul Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, is alleged to have been forcibly taken from Dubai to Kigali, where...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, Africa, World news, Dubai, Belgium, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Carine Kanimba


Art Zoom: Music superstars take you on a global cultural tour

The common thread between J.Balvin,Ellie Goulding,  FKA twigs, Grimes, Matty Healy from The 1975 and Chaeyoung from TWICE beyond being global music icons? They’re all starring in the new season of Google Arts & Culture’s Art Zoom series, which takes viewers on a guided tour of some of the world’s most famous masterpieces through the narration of famous musicians. Through Google’s “gigapixel” Art Camera—a robotic camera custom-made to create the highest possible resolution images of paintings—you...
Tags: Google, Earth, Colombia, Italy, Korea, Belgium, Grimes, Ellie Goulding, Jarvis Cocker, Arts And Culture, Feist, Mary Magdalene, Piet Mondrian, Fernando Botero, Bruegel, Healy


Gerard Butler Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Greenland’ Delayed to Q4 in U.S.

STX is moving Gerard Butler’s sci-fi thriller “Greenland” from Sept. 25 in the U.S. to an undisclosed date in the fourth quarter. The film has opened in overseas territories, including Belgium (July 29), France (Aug. 5) and Scandinavia (Aug 12), and taken in $11.5 million, led by $4.4 million in France, $2.5 million in Taiwan […]
Tags: News, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Greenland, Scandinavia, Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, COVID-19, Gerard Butler Sci Fi Thriller


DNA webs may drive lung pathology in severe COVID-19

Sticky webs of DNA released from immune cells known as neutrophils may cause much of the tissue damage associated with severe COVID-19 infections, according to two new studies published September 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). The research, conducted by independent groups in Belgium and Brazil, suggests that blocking the release of these DNA webs could be a new therapeutic target for the management of severe forms of COVID-19.
Tags: Science, Belgium, Brazil, COVID


Belgium's Crappy Construction Times Puts Every Other City's Crappy Construction Times To Shame

By Cedric Voets  Published: September 13th, 2020 
Tags: Humor, Belgium, Cedric Voets, Crappy Construction Times


Historical cities in Belgium which are worth a visit

It isn’t easy these days to come up with a travel plan that satisfies our feeling of wanderlust, yet sometimes it is right there in front of us. Belgium is one of those places which is often overlooked while it has a very rich history that will certainly keep you busy for a few days […] The post Historical cities in Belgium which are worth a visit appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Attractions, Belgium, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


A user’s guide to Disrupt 2020

We’re coming down to the wire folks. Disrupt 2020 officially opens its virtual doors September 14 for five super-charged days of everything the early-stage startup community needs to build better, faster, stronger. Going virtual translates into a global reach making this our largest Disrupt ever. Yowza! There’s a lot going on during this Disrupt — talk about a vast understatement — including a jam-packed agenda (with time zone-friendly programming for attendees in Europe and Asia), a virtual ven...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Japan, Tech, Taiwan, Canada, Middle East, Belgium, Bahrain, Otter, Cocktail Party, Lindsey Stirling, Kite, Startup Battlefield, Yodlee


Belgian ex-King's love child sues for royal status

Delphine Boël, the love child of the former king of Belgium, Albert II, is asking a court to grant her royal status, months after she was recognized as his fourth child.
Tags: Europe, News, Belgium, Albert II, Delphine Boël


The former King of Belgium's love child is suing for royal status

Delphine Boël, the love child of the former king of Belgium, Albert II, is asking a court to grant her royal status, months after she was recognized as his fourth child.
Tags: Cnn, Belgium, Albert II, Delphine Boël


Russian Dissident Survives Suspected Assassination Attempt in Finland

A suspected assassin has reportedly been detained in connection with an attack against a Russian exile. Musa Lomaev says he survived what appears to be the latest in a string of brazen attacks, two of them fatal, against dissidents in Europe who have railed against the brutal Kremlin-backed ruler Ramzan Kadyrov.Kadyrov, a ruthless strongman who has previously discussed his willingness to die for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly been accused of ordering torture, the detention of g...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Youtube, Russia, Vienna, Belgium, Finland, Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya, Financial Times, Kadyrov, Lille France


Belgian king's daughter fights for right to call herself a princess

Delphine Boël, whose mother had affair with ex-king Albert II, also wants to take her father’s surnameA woman who successfully fought a seven-year legal battle to prove she was the daughter of the former king of Belgium, Albert II, will learn next month whether, against the wishes of her father, she will be able to use the titles Her Royal Highness and the Princess of Belgium.Delphine Boël, 52, an artist and sculptor, whose mother had an extra-marital affair with Albert in the 1960s and 70s, arg...
Tags: Europe, Family, Law, World news, Belgium, Brussels, Albert, Albert II, Delphine Boël, Belgium Albert II